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RATINGS: 735   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.19%
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Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale™ With a little creative curiosity, we used spent bourbon casks, fresh from decanting, and filled them with our very own Kentucky Ale. From barrels that once held the finest bourbons of Kentucky, we present Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, a smooth, golden elixir unlike any other. Subtle yet familiar flavors of vanilla and oak are imparted to this special ale as it rests in the charred barrel. We attribute this to what the bourbon maker calls the “angel’s share”. Elegantly smooth and modestly carbonated, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale is a fine sipping ale with the distinctive nose of a well-crafted Kentucky bourbon.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4996) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 12, 2007
An amber pour with light head and lace. I didn’t get much besides malt on the nose. The flavor has a distinct flavor of bourbon with a light vanilla kicker. A very sweet flavor followed by a tad of bitter on the finish. The carbonation is a bit agressive for me. This is really a pretty good amber. I was surprised to find that it was in fact an amber ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2007
12oz bottle from my Brother in law - Pours amber with a short offwhite head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, and some slight hops. Flavor is bourbon, caramel, vanilla. Slight hops at the finish. Palate is fairly smooth and easy to drink. Interesting but really not much better than average.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
IrishBoy (3824) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 1, 2007
Bottle from shigadeyo; nose of whiskey, grain, and vanilla; clear copper witha small offwhite head; flavor like a VO and water, a lot of water, with some vanilla notes.More like a weak hard liquor drinl than a beer. I enjoy the flavors but it doen’t taste like any amber i’ve had! Drink this at a party and impress your friends with how much alcohol you can hold. Put a couple bottles in a big glass and chug it down!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kyfootballa21 (2) - seminole, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2007 does not count
maybe im biast because i lived in lex for so long, but this is a great beer, goes down smooth, nice vanilla flavor, yet not over powering

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bgburdman9 (857) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2007
This beer was very offensive. I have only had bourbon once or twice and while there was a lot of bourbon present in this beer it did not mesh well at all. I was with some people who were drinking jacobs best and I passed this on to them because I couldnt finish it. I got a lot of vanilla, bourbon, and not much else.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaymobrown (1652) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2007
Pours a light straw color. Once I poured this it had a massive alcohol nose. After a couple of minutes it mellows out into a rounded cookie malt caramel and burlap bag. Reminds me of melted ice cream. Very bourbon tasting. Wow, crazy vanilla bourbon wood pepper. I’m really surprised by this. Nice and mellow. Nothing too harsh. A nice pick up I’d say.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2007
Got some very light malt in the aroma.Pours a medium copper with almost no head.Flavor is pretty much the same as the aroma.Thin to medium mouthfeel with a sweet malt finish.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2006
Clear golden color, with a small off-white head. Thin nose that’s mostly broubon. Thin flavor is dominated by vanilla, with a hint of charcoal. Tastes like they took a very weak amber ale, added some vanilla extract and a shot of Beam.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
RIS101 (2) - Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2006 does not count
Wow the bourbon ale is outstanding. Catch them when the tasting room is open. Subtle taste of bourbon. vanillia overtones quite smooth.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cmycoskie (23) - Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2006
First bourbon flavored ale I’ve had. Loved how it looked and smelled like bourbon with just a suttle taste of bourbon. Wish it tasted a little more oakey. Prost.


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